How to Prepare Teens for Homeownership is a practical guide to teaching teens about credit, savings, and the process of buying a home.
Financial Literacy for Kids offers resources, games, and learning tools for teaching kids about money, and how to manage it.
Parenting is a job that no on really prepares you for. There aren’t really classes or instruction manuals for parenting our children! There are however many parenting books that can help us along the way on our parenting journey. Seasons of Parenting Books for the Ages & Stages Throughout my many years of parenting three(…)
We are living in a world where children are significantly more exposed to technology. Modern kids have access to technology that their parents have only dreamed about when they were young. For instance, today’s children have smartphones and tablets they use for communication, gaming and many other things. They also have the Internet which many(…)
Given that I have been a parent for over seventeen years now you might think this book comes a little late for me, alas it does not. While I think Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Became Parents is a must read for ALL expecting parents, there is also value to be had from those(…)
I remember the trepidation in me when my oldest daughter was nearing dating age. When they leave our house, we lose control. One of the things I have found to be most important is to foster relationships with our children that include an open line of communication. If you build a relationship from the ground(…)
While I say teens, the conversation and act of using a parental control app for online safety seems to need to start earlier and earlier. Most children are exposed to the Internet at the age of 6! So while online safety for teens is important, you most likely should be starting earlier than the teen years!(…)
Do your teens have cell phones? Have you talked about the expectations that come along with that privilege? Beyond just creating a cell phone contract for teens, it is important to have conversations about your expectations and theirs. This letter, and ones like it, have been circulating around the Internet. You can also find tons(…)
Have you heard of the 5 Love Languages? I have found that learning and applying the 5 Love Languages to all my significant relationships has greatly improved each one. It has also helped me to better understand myself. Using the principles behind the 5 Love Languages enriches relationships. Do you know how it would be(…)
How many times has someone asked you how you were and your response was, “Busy!” It seems we are always busy. It doesn’t matter if you are a mom or dad, working outside or inside the home, have big kids or littles, participate in swimming, soccer, dance, theater, etc, we are ALL busy in our(…)
Come one, come all, in spring, summer, winter, or fall! Grab your popcorn and sit down for a family movie night! I have compiled a list of family friendly movies to be enjoyed by all! This list includes some for younger kids, some for older kids, and you might just find you adults might enjoy(…)
There is always talk about how exhausted new moms are, and rightfully so, babies are demanding! Then you have the toddlers who never cease to move, all the while creating havoc along the way. As my littlest began moving through these stages, and my oldest grew farther and farther into the teens years, I thought(…)